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Old Stables, Ballindalloch

A Category C Listed Building in Balfron, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0681 / 56°4'5"N

Longitude: -4.3445 / 4°20'40"W

OS Eastings: 254143

OS Northings: 688621

OS Grid: NS541886

Mapcode National: GBR 0W.PMZ7

Mapcode Global: WH3N2.7QFZ

Plus Code: 9C8Q3M94+65

Entry Name: Old Stables, Ballindalloch

Listing Name: Ballindalloch, Nos 1 and 2 Old Stables and Ballindalloch Cottage

Listing Date: 30 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396521

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49010

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balfron

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Parish: Balfron

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Earlier-mid 19th century with later alterations. Single storey and single storey and attic complex comprising U-plan stable block and formerly detached cottage (said to have been byre originally) to N; stable block extended on W side to adjoin cottage and converted to pair of cottages 20th century. Symmetrical principal (S) elevation to stable block with large central round-arched passageway through to stable yard; crowstepped gables with moulded skewputts throughout. Harled with droved sandstone dressings. Base course to principal elevation of stable block; eaves course throughout. Vertical margins at arrises of stable block. Openings mainly architraved (apart from those to ground floor of W elevation of stable block, later extension on this side and inserted dormers; those to cottage painted).

STABLE BLOCK: S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: single storey and attic 3-bay central block with round-arched passageway with roll-moulded architrave to centre; entrance to No 2 set back within passageway to right; boarded timber door. Flanking windows to each floor and one above; that to left of ground floor has been altered/widened in late 20th century (with concrete architrave); those to attic are breaking-eaves dormers; that to centre set within crowstepped gable with roundel to centre; those flanking gabled with (probably truncated) stone finials. Lower-height flanking outer bays; ground floor window to each; dormer inserted to that to left. W ELEVATION: gabled bay to right; 2 windows to ground floor; one to attic. Entrance (to No 1) to left; 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. 2 windows to left and smaller one to outer left. 4-bay extension (shallow window to each bay) adjoins to left, linking to cottage. E ELEVATION: gabled bay to left; window to ground floor; hayloft opening with boarded timber door above. Blank section to right. N ELEVATION: round-arched passageway with roll-moulded architrave to centre of central 3-bay block. Window to right; gabled breaking-eaves bipartite dormer with truncated finial above arch to right. Rear wings project to either side. Window to right of gable end of that to left; small storage shed addition with single pitch roof to left; pair of segmental-headed cart openings with boarded timber doors to right return. Right wing linked to cottage via later extension; entrance with panelled timber door to left return of original wing; window to right; inserted flat-roofed dormer above; 2 small openings to left. 4 windows to extension to right, including smaller, narrower window at higher level to outer right.

COTTAGE: N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: gabled section to right; entrance with part-glazed replacement timber door to left; 2 windows (one small) to right; attic window (said to have been hayloft opening) to gable above. 2 windows to slightly lower-height section to left. E ELEVATION: central ground floor window to gable end; former arrowhead ventilation opening (blocked) above. Coursed sandstone rubble boundary wall with slab coping projects to left, enclosing stable yard. W ELEVATION: blank gable end; window to right return (part of N side of building). S ELEVATION: 3 irregularly disposed windows (grouped 2-1).

Mainly 6 and 12-pane timber sash and case windows (modern replacements include some casements). Grey slate roofs. Corniced gablehead stacks to either side of single storey and attic 3-bay section at centre of stable block; later rendered coped mid-pitch stack to cottage; round cans. Original rainwater goods stamped with floral and geometric designs to principal (S) elevation of stable block.

INTERIOR: not inspected (2001).

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Sundial, Walled Garden and N and S Lodges, Ballindalloch (see separate list descriptions). A finely detailed earlier-mid 19th century stable complex built for Ballindalloch House. The original Ballindalloch House, which appears on William Edgar's survey of 1745, was demolished in 1868 and replaced by a new building of the same name. Some of this later structure remains as the present Ballindalloch (although large parts of it were demolished in 1967-69). At the time of the contruction of the stable complex, it would appear that the house and estate belonged to Mr Samuel Cooper.

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